North Park
3637 Center Rd., Brunswick OH 44212

North Park, Brunswick's largest community park, provides a passive atmosphere. The main entrance and parking are accessed off of Grafton Rd. Several walkways are located around the park, offering several subdivisions access to the park. Schools, scouts, families and civic organizations take advantage of its wide variety of year-round activities, programs and opportunities. A five acre lake provides aquatic studies, birds and reptile/amphibian studies and more. Two miles of walking/biking trails are found weaving in and out of the beech-maple forest. A connector trail will take you to Boston Knolls Park. Trails throughout the woods are crushed limestone rock tread and the trail around the lake is paved. The lake is stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill and catfish. Dozens of trout are released for the Fishing Derby held on the first Saturday in May.

In the late 1970s, plans for the park's initial 42.5 acres were to include baseball and soccer fields with a recreational focus. From a lack of funds to develop the site, the natural features were recognized for their great potential and the focus switched to a "passive" park. In the mid-1980s, fifteen acres were added to the park with a donation from the State of Ohio. Since then, approximately seven acres of forest have been added as a result of negotiations with developers of the Woodlands subdivision and North Park Estates.

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Location: 3595 Grafton Road

Park highlights:

Acreage: 65.2 acres

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walking trailsTrails:

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